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					                                         Federation for Community Development Learning
                                                 Sustainable Development Action Plan
                                                        August 2007 – March 2008
                                                            Updated 26 February 2008

FCDL moved into new serviced offices in May 2007 and are in discussion with the landlord, Voluntary Action Sheffield, and other tenants,
regarding sustainable development issues relating to the building, and future sustainable development policy. Further information about the
current environmental policy of the VAS building will be attached to end of this document once it is available.


   Activity                Proposed Action                         Notes                               Timing                         Who
    Area                                                                             Existing   30 Sep 07   31 Dec 07   31 Mar 08    leads
                                                                                      policy/
                                                                                     practice
 Governance Provide information to Trustees on            Regular agenda item at                                                     JM
    and     engagement with EAC                           quarterly meetings
 Management Discuss SDAP actions and targets with         Regular tenants                                                             MP
                tenants and landlord                      meetings.
                                                          SD subgroups set up.
                                                          Informal contact with
                                                          tenants.
                                                          Discussions with
                                                          Buildings Manager
Activity                  Proposed Action                                      Notes                               Timing                            Who
 Area                                                                                             Existing   30 Sep 07     31 Dec 07    31 Mar 08   leads
                                                                                                   policy/
                                                                                                  practice
           Appoint lead Trustee on SD issues                           One of our trustees is                                                       JM
                                                                       involved in SD as part
                                                                       of their own work and is
                                                                       a key person if others
                                                                       need to discuss / share
                                                                       practice.
           Identify lead staff on SD actions and                       EB to lead on IT/events                                                      EB
           share information                                           related SD issues.
           SD issues are a regular agenda item at                      MP to lead on
           team meetings                                               office/premises related
                                                                       SD issues
                                                                       SL to lead on SD issues
                                                                       relating to office
                                                                       supplies
           Conference management                                       See specific actions                                                         EB
           Review venue environmental policies of                      listed within each area
           venues when organising events                               below




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  Activity                  Proposed Action                                       Notes                               Timing                            Who
   Area                                                                                              Existing   30 Sep 07     31 Dec 07    31 Mar 08   leads
                                                                                                      policy/
                                                                                                     practice
1) Save      Review of current energy use                                Landlord is to provide                                                       MP
Energy       Assess current gas, energy, and water)                      energy usage
             usage and across the building                               information (showing
                                                                         units used monthly or
                                                                         quarterly) for the
                                                                         building now that all
                                                                         tenants are in place:
                                                                         Feb 2008. This will
                                                                         show whether energy
                                                                         use has fallen since
                                                                         SDAP has been acted
                                                                         upon.
             Switch to green electricity supplier                        British Gas provides                                                         MP
                                                                         both gas and electricity
                                                                         supplies for the
                                                                         building. This follows a
                                                                         review of all suppliers.
                                                                         Cost was a key factor
                                                                         as the initial bills were
                                                                         extremely high.
             Set energy /climate targets                                 See energy review                                                            MP
                                                                         notes above




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Activity                  Proposed Action                                      Notes                                Timing                           Who
 Area                                                                                             Existing   30 Sep 07     31 Dec 07    31 Mar 08   leads
                                                                                                   policy/
                                                                                                  practice
           Continue to use minimum energy                                                                                                          EB/MP
           Staff to develop awareness of energy
           use and avoid unnecessary use of lights,
           electrical equipment, radiators, by:
             Switching off monitors, hard drives,
                printers, scanner and photocopier at
                night.
             Switching off radiators switched off
                unless needed.
             Closing windows closed when heating
                is on.
           Reduce computer energy use Set up                                                                                                        EB
           computers to go into ‘sleep’ mode after ½
           hr of no use
           Reduce energy use in kitchen                                                                                                             MP
           Only fill kettle for amount needed each time
           Energy saving products in building                          Fridge is A+ energy                                                          MP
           Use of energy saving lightbulbs, energy                     rating.
           efficient fridge
           Internal improvements                                       Discussion with landlord   Ongoing                                            JM
           Provide input into any improvements                         and tenants
           planned for building
           Publicise climate commitment                                                                                                            JM/EB
           Sign up to Third Sector Declaration on
           Climate Change and publicise on website




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  Activity                  Proposed Action                                      Notes                               Timing                            Who
   Area                                                                                             Existing   30 Sep 07     31 Dec 07    31 Mar 08   leads
                                                                                                     policy/
                                                                                                    practice
             Identify and address any obstacles to                                                  Ongoing
             achieving SDAP targets

2) Travel    Transport Plan (develop and implement)                      Discussion with landlord                                                     MP
Wisely       for all staff and tenants                                   and tenants: next
                                                                         meeting 19 March
                                                                         2008.
             Cycle routes                                                                                                                             EB
             Add links to local cycle routes to website

             Promote use of public transport for                                                                                                      EB
             visitors
             Travel warrants for public transport
             used by staff, trustees, and members
             where relevant. Information provided on
             public transport routes to
             events/meetings.
             Policy of reimbursing cost of public
             transport rather than car mileage (where
             possible).
             Map and directions to premises on
             website, public transport emphasised




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  Activity                  Proposed Action                                     Notes                    Timing                            Who
   Area                                                                                 Existing   30 Sep 07     31 Dec 07    31 Mar 08   leads
                                                                                         policy/
                                                                                        practice
             Promote walking, cycling etc.                                                                                                MP
             Cycle storage an showers available.
             Ensure staff and visitors are aware of
             facilities.
             Home working                                                                                                                 EB
             Staff are able to work from home using
             remote access to network files
             Use of couriers To avoid transporting                                                                                        SL
             course materials by car
             Promote use to public                                                                                                        EB
             transport/reduced car use when
             travelling to FCDL events
             Encourage use of public transport to
             events.
             Hold events with good public transport
             links.
             Promote car sharing to events.
             Ask venues to provide local public
             transport information.
             Arrange shared taxis.
             Promote car sharing through
             website/event booking form
3) Shop      Fair trade/local goods in office                                                                                             MP
Ethically    Fair trade / locally sourced foods and
             other goods used where possible


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  Activity                   Proposed Action                                      Notes                               Timing                            Who
   Area                                                                                              Existing   30 Sep 07     31 Dec 07    31 Mar 08   leads
                                                                                                      policy/
                                                                                                     practice
              Fair trade/local goods in building                          Provided by landlord in                                                      MP
              Fair trade / locally sourced foods and                      meeting rooms etc
              other goods used where possible in
              shared areas and meeting rooms
              Fair trade/local goods at events                                                                                                         EB
              Fair trade / locally sourced foods and
              other goods used where possible
4) Save our   Double sided paper use                                                                                                                   EB
Resources     Staff encouraged to use both sides of
              paper; copiers be set to ‘duplex’
              Paper recycling                                                                                                                          MP
              Regular collections of office paper set up
              In-house paper recycling                                                                                                                 EB
              Scrap paper/ paper used on one side
              reused by staff
              Reducing paper use                                                                                                                       EB
              Printing only when necessary. Sharing one
              copy of longer documents
              Recycled paper towels and toilet paper                      Paper towels are made                                                         MP
                                                                          from recycled paper.
                                                                          Landlord to provide
                                                                          information on whether
                                                                          the toilet paper is made
                                                                          from recycled paper,
                                                                          Feb 08.


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Activity                  Proposed Action                                      Notes                             Timing                            Who
 Area                                                                                           Existing   30 Sep 07     31 Dec 07    31 Mar 08   leads
                                                                                                 policy/
                                                                                                practice
           Recycled flipcharts in meeting rooms                        Awaiting information                                                       SL
                                                                       from landlord, Feb 08.
           Glass and plastic recycling                                 Landlord is currently                                                      MP
                                                                       investigating the
                                                                       recycling options
           Use of rechargeable batteries and                                                                                                      EB
           recharger
           Buying recycled white paper                                                                                                            SL
           Buying envelopes made from recycled                                                                                                    SL
           paper
           Buying recycled coloured paper                                                                                                         SL
           Office equipment re-use                                                                                                                SL
           Investigate IT and furniture recycling                                                                                                 EB
           IT recycling through Access Space:
           www.lowtech.org/
           Spare furniture and equipment
           advertised to local VCS groups
           Disposable plastic cups                                                                                                                MP
           Not to be used in meeting rooms
           Recycle used printer cartridges                                                                                                        SL
           Publications available electronically                                                                                                  EB
           SD taster packs available online only, to
           reduce paper use.
           Other publications including Community
           Work Skills Manual available on CD


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  Activity                   Proposed Action                                     Notes                    Timing                            Who
   Area                                                                                  Existing   30 Sep 07     31 Dec 07    31 Mar 08   leads
                                                                                          policy/
                                                                                         practice
              Sending mailings by email                                                                                                    SL
                Reducing use of paper and envelopes.
                Asking all contacts for their email
                  addresses.
                Majority of mailings are sent by
                  email to most of our contacts.
5) Care for   Take part in town centre initiatives                                       Ongoing                                            JM
Your Area     where relevant
              Work with other building tenants and                                       Ongoing                                            MP
              landlord on key issues
6)            Producing and circulating free                                                                                               EB
Outreach/     resources to promote EAC themes
Communi-      Sustainable development taster packs
cations       free to download from www.fcdl.org.uk
              Running EAC training courses to                                                                                              SM
              communicate the themes of EAC
              Briefing circulated to all members /                                                                                         EB
              local groups
              Course publicity contains links and
              information on EAC
              Promotion of EAC and community                                                                                              EB/SM
              champions at key events
              For example FCDL AGM, May 2007
              Designated area created on website to                                                                                        EB
              highlight EAC-linked work


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Activity                    Proposed Action                                     Notes                     Timing                            Who
 Area                                                                                   Existing   30 Sep 07     31 Dec 07     31 Mar 08   leads
                                                                                         policy/
                                                                                        practice
             Good Practice scheme promoted to                                                                                              SM
             members, and cases identified from
             network
             Mailing to all members groups                                                                                                 EB
             promoting registration
             Publicising our commitment to                                                                                                 EB
             sustainable development
             Add SDAP to website and offer as a
             template for other organisations to use




    Signed                                            …………………………………………………………………….. Date 21 February 2008……………
    Name: Janice Marks
    Role: Head of Agency
    Review Date: 31 March 08




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